ECHO-Chicago: Geriatrics for Primary Care

September 12, 2023 to November 14, 2023
Come and be a part of this fascinating series that connects academic medical center specialists with community-based primary care providers through case-based learning!
The aim of this activity is to establish a strong, involved network of primary care providers and aging specialists who can share knowledge and resources, thereby enhancing provider capacity to cater to older adults and promote better health throughout Chicago.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals dedicated to the care and treatment of geriatric patients.

Learning Objectives

After this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe advanced care planning including important topics such as power of attorney and living will;
  • Identify local community resources that provide support relating to aging and health for patients and their families;
  • State the basic practices of palliative and hospice care;
  • Distinguish between typical signs of aging and those symptoms that may be associated with other health problems;
  • List signs of dementia in geriatric patients;
  • Discuss appropriate geriatric assessment in primary care;
  • Discuss polypharmacy & medication reconciliation for older adults;
  • Generate a treatment plan for the management of dementia in geriatric patients.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
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Available credit: 
  • 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 10.00 Participation
Event starts: 
09/12/2023 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
11/14/2023 - 9:00am
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Orientation to ECHO-Chicago & Geriatric Assessment in Primary Care
Katherine Thompson, MD
Screening and Health Maintenance in Older Adults
Katherine Thompson, MD

Advance Care Planning (power of attorney and
living will)
Stacie Levine, MD
Hospice & Palliative Medicine 101
Stacie Levine, MD
Fall Assessments
Katherine Thompson, MD
Polypharmacy & Medication Reconciliation, Part I
Tia Kostas, MD
Polypharmacy & Medication Reconciliation, Part II
Tia Kostas, MD
Community Resources for Older Adults
Christina Bernhardy, MSW & Katherine Thompson, MD
Dementia Diagnosis
Katherine Thompson, MD
Dementia Management
Katherine Thompson, MD

The agenda is subject to change.

Online Webinar
Chicago, IL
United States
To learn more about the ECHO-Chicago curricula, visit our website.
ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact ECHO-Chicago via e-mail via at
The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.
  Associate Professor of Medicine



Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies. This includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if a financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company during the past 24 months, and the content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any relevant financial relationships prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration at first mention and where appropriate in the content.
Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professions Credit
Other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board. 
Please Note: The credit claiming process will close three months after the conference end date. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.

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